Oct 22

Smaak van Bonaire successful

SMAAK VAN BONAIRE 2013The networking event ‘De Smaak van Bonaire’ (Taste of Bonaire) turned out to be a great success. During the Mini Week (September 10th-12th) over 200 participants visited the Bonaire House for workshops, presentations, meetings and other activities. De Smaak van Bonaire is organized by TCB in corporation with STINAPA and the tourism industry every two years. During the event the ties with the most important relations in the Netherlands are strengthened. Representatives of tour operators, airlines and environmental organizations visited the event. During the 2013 edition the message was clear: the marketing budget will be increased by 50% and Bonaire chooses for a Blue Economy. Or like Burney Elhage, Deputy for Economic Affairs on Bonaire, put it: “Bonaire’s always looking for the balance between (tourism) growth and preservation and development of local nature and culture. Not as two opposites, but rather reinforcing each other.”